HP GE258AA Datasheet
LSI MegaRAID® SAS 8888ELP Host Bus Adapter (HBA)
LSI 8888ELP 8-port SAS HW RAID Card
The LSI SAS 8888ELP eight-port, host bus adapter is a high bandwidth storage option, ideal for storage connectivity of SAS drives in
high performance workstations.
Keeping electronic data online and available is essential to running a successful business. Making sure that data is protected - while
remaining instantly accessible - requires faster, smarter solutions. The MegaRAID SAS 8888ELP, a second generation SAS RAID
product from LSI, addresses these demands and boasts being the most powerful internal RAID solution we've offered to date. The
MegaRAID SAS 8888ELP adapter features the LSI SAS1078 IC, a powerful I/O storage engine that transparently performs all the
data protection, data checking, and restoration tasks. Flexibility best summarizes the features of the SAS 8888ELP. With selectable
connectors, one card serves three deployment needs. Users can choose two connectors: two internal, two external or one each.
System builders can attach up to 32 disks; choose high performance SAS disks or high capacity SATA drives - or a combination of
both - for greater system design flexibility. Finally, this adapter features a replaceable 512MB DDR II mini DIMM cache module. An
investment in the 8888ELP brings piece of mind, with its unique ability to operate with both internal or external disk equipment.
The MegaRAID SAS 8888ELP is designed to excel in both high I/O transaction and high bandwidth processing. With an integrated
500MHz PowerPC and industry leading 667MHz write cache, and x8 PCI express, the 8888ELP delivers impressive performance
numbers - over 1.5GB/s through-put - allowing streaming video or data backup applications run faster than ever with 1MB stripe
NOTE: HP does not support h/w RAID configurations using SATA drives with the 8888ELP or any SATA RAID with Linux
Key Features and Benefits
3Gb/s per port, 8 ports
Connects to both SAS/SATA drives
Wide Bus support with aggregate bandwidth of 1.5GB/s
Low-profile form factor
667Mhz DDRII cache (512MB)
HW XOR (eXclusive OR) RAID 5 write parity calculations off load the system processor for improved performance.
Connects up to 32 internal devices
Supports major Operating Systems
The LSI SAS 8888ELP HBA is compatible with the HP xw4600, xw6600, xw8600, Z400, Z600, Z800 and xw9400 workstations.
Service and Support
The LSI SAS 8888ELP HBAs have a one-year limited warranty or the remainder of the warranty of the HP product (which ever is
longer) in which they are installed. Technical support is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day by phone, as well as in online
support forums. Certain restrictions and exclusions apply.
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LSI MegaRAID® SAS 8888ELP Host Bus Adapter (HBA)
Technical Specifications
PCI Modes
RAID Levels
PCI Data Burst Transfer
Full Duplex
PCI Voltage
PCI Power
Certification Level
IO Bus
Internal Connectors
External Connectors
Maximum Number of
SCSI Devices
LED Indicators
PCI-Express x8 lanes
Bus Master DMA
RAID 0, 1, and 5
RAID spans 10 and 50
Up to 3 Gb/s per port
Up to 1.5 GB/s
+3.3V Add-in Card
19.2 Watts Maximum
PCI-Express 1.0a
Eight 3 Gb/s SAS/SATA ports
Two SAS SFF8087 x4
Two SAS SFF8088 x4
Connector LEDs indicate whether the internal or external connector is active for ports 0-3 and 4-7
32° to 122° F (0° to 50° C)
-49° to +221° F (-45° to +105° C)
Relative Humidity
5% to 90% non-condensing
5% to 90% non-condensing
EN55022, EN50082, EN60950; FCC Class A, Class B; Ul1950; UL; CSA C22.2; VCCI; AS3548;
Operating System Support Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, XP Professional 64-bit
Genuine Windows Vista® Business 32-bit
Genuine Windows Vista® Business 64-bit
Red Hat Enterprise Linux(RHEL) WS3, WS4 and 5 Desktop/Workstation
Novell SLES 9, SLE 10 & 11
Kit Contents
Controller card, driver CD, LED cables, user documentation and warranty card.
© Copyright 2011 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
The LSI Logic logo design and Fusion-MPT are trademarks or registered trademarks of LSI Logic Corporation. Microsoft and
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respective companies.
The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and
services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial
errors or omissions contained herein.
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